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State Window Tinting Laws
Updated Dec 6 2001 (PA)

These laws are according to SunGard as of 09-17-2001 and may not be current and are often enforced differently by different PD's. In all cases, refer to you local authority for enforcement policies, current laws, rules or regulations. Your current state law is the final authority, not this website! The numbers represent the percentage of light transmitted through the tinted glass, so the lower the number, the darker the film allowed. Generally the films are sold as 5%(limo), 20%(dark), 35%(medium), 50%(light).
S.U.V.s often have different regulations, which are not listed here.
Consult http://www.statetintinglaws.com for S.U.V. laws.

Canadian Tinting Laws
http://www.supertint.com/IWFA_Tintlaws_Canada.htm

Alabama
Visor...................................6"
Front doors.......................32%
Rear doors........................32%
Back window.....................32%
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Alaska
Visor..................................5"
Front doors......................none
Rear doors........................37%
Back window.....................37%
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Arizona
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.......................33%
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Arkansas
Visor...................................5"
Front doors.......................25%
Rear doors........................25%
Back window.....................10%
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California
Visor...................................4"
Front doors.....70%(only clear films)
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Colorado
Visor...................................4"
Front doors.......................27%
Rear doors........................27%
Back window.....................27%
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Connecticut
Visor..................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................any
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Delaware
Visor..................................as1
Front doors.......................70%
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Florida
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................28%
Rear doors........................15%
Back window.....................15%
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Georgia
Visor...................................6"
Front doors.......................32%
Rear doors........................32%
Back window.....................32%
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Hawaii
Visor.................................4"
Front doors.......................29%
Rear doors........................29%
Back window.....................29%
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Idaho
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................20%
Back window.....................35%
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Illinois
Visor...................................6"
Front doors......................None
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Indiana
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.......................30%
Rear doors........................30%
Back window.....................30%
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Iowa
Visor..............................as1
Front doors.......................70%
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Kansas
Visor...............................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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Kentucky
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................18%
Back window.....................18%
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Louisiana
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................40%
Rear doors........................25%
Back window.....................12%
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Maine
Visor................................4"
Front doors.......................50%
Rear doors........................50%
Back window.....................50%
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Maryland
Visor..................................5"
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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Massachusetts
Visor..................................8"
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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Michigan
Visor..................................4"
Front doors.........................???
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Minnesota
Visor................................none
Front doors.......................50%
Rear doors........................50%
Back window.....................50%
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Mississippi
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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Missouri ***See bottom of page
Visor...................................6"
Front doors.......................35%*
Rear doors........................35%*
Back window.....................35%*
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Montana
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................20%
Back window.....................20%
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Nebraska
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors.......................20%
Back window.....................20%
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Nevada
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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New Hampshire
Visor...................................6"
Front doors......................None
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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New Jersey
Visor.................................None
Front doors......................None
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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New Mexico
Visor............................as1 or 5"
Front doors.......................20%
Rear doors........................20%
Back window.....................20%
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New York
Visor...................................6"
Front doors.......................72%
Rear doors........................72%
Back window.....................any
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North Carolina
Visor................................as1
Front doors.......................32%
Rear doors........................32%
Back window.....................32%
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North Dakota
Visor.................................as1
Front doors......................None
Rear doors........................Any
Back window.....................Any
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Ohio
Visor..................................5"
Front doors.......................50%
Rear doors........................50%
Back window.....................50%
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Oklahoma
Visor..........................as1 or 5"
Front doors.......................25%
Rear doors........................25%
Back window.....................25%
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Oregon
Visor...................................6"
Front doors.......................35%
Rear doors........................35%
Back window.....................35%
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Pennsylvania
Unavailable
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Rhode Island
Visor...............................as1
Front doors......................70%
Rear doors......................70%
Back window...................70%
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South Carolina
Visor..............................as1
Front doors......................27%
Rear doors.......................27%
Back window....................27%
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South Dakota
Visor................................as1
Front doors........................35%
Rear doors............Non reflective
Back window.........Non reflective
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Tennessee
Visor................................as1
Front doors......................35%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................35%
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Texas
Visor..................................5"
Front doors......................35%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................Any
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Utah
Visor................................as1
Front doors......................43%
Rear doors.......................28%
Back window....................28%
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Vermont
Visor.................................as1
Front doors.....................None
Rear doors.......................Any
Back window....................Any
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Virginia
Visor...................................6"
Front doors......................50%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................28%
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Washington
Visor...................................6"
Front doors......................35%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................35%
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West Virginia
Visor..................................5"
Front doors......................35%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................35%
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Wisconsin
Visor.................................as1
Front doors......................50%
Rear doors.......................35%
Back window....................35%
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Wyoming
Visor..........................as1 or 5"
Front doors......................28%
Rear doors.......................28%
Back window....................28%
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Recent changes in Missouri law:
To: Installers, Distributors & Manufactures of Window Film and
Others interested in Window Film Laws

From: Bob Smar, Legislative Committee Chairman

Subject: Missouri Alert - HB 120
Date: June 21, 2001
HB 120, as originally introduced, authorized a sun-screening device in conjunction with the safety glazing material to be installed on the front side windows. It required a visible light transmittance of 35%, plus or minus 3%. This amendment passed
“Any person may operate a motor vehicle with side and rear windows that have a sun screening device, in conjunction with safety glazing material, that has a light transmission of thirty-five percent or more plus or minus three percent and a luminous reflectance of thirty-five percent or less plus or minus three percent.”

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: kfengler on 2002-01-16 15:51 ]</font>
 

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Bob,
Maybe I got a case of the DA's, but what does the as1 for the visor mean? :???:

Steve
 

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See, I knew it was a case of the DA's!!! :lol: :lol:
 

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<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
On 2002-01-16 14:23, Forced wrote:
I already got a ticket for mine!


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Oh man that is a sweet looking ride!!

I don't know if the angle of the picture helps but it looks like you are flying low.

My compliments to you

Eric
 

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<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
On 2002-01-16 14:23, Forced wrote:
Is that a spoiler, looks like the S281 spoiler


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I think state to state is covered by federal DOTlaws and regulations. If your legal in your home state, you shouldn't be cited in any other state. Same rule as applies to your driver's license.

I can see it now, retaliatory law enforcement based on out of state tint citations.

I guess that in NJ,NH, VT and a few otrhers, the sun don't shine, so they don't need any tinting on the front doors. Or is it that they consider anyone with tint a criminal until you prove otherwise?
 

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<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
On 2002-03-27 13:41, TXBullitt wrote:
I can see it now, retaliatory law enforcement based on out of state tint citations. </BLOCKQUOTE></FONT></TD></TR><TR><TD><HR></TD></TR></TABLE>

Arizona Highway Patrol gave me a window tint ticket and I have a Nevada car.
 

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I think you'll be OK. He was targeting me as a drug runner, because he sits their all the time and pulls suspicious cars over for drug searchs. He actually was cool after he walked up to the car, but he had to justify his stopping me, I suppose.
 

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<TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=85%><TR><TD><font size=-1>Quote:</font><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD><FONT SIZE=-1><BLOCKQUOTE>
On 2002-01-16 14:23, Forced wrote:
I already got a ticket for mine!


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The Houston Club pres has the same color & limo tint on his...nice. What does a ticket like that run?
 

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On 2002-01-13 21:36, SteveBullitt wrote:
Bob,
Maybe I got a case of the DA's, but what does the as1 for the visor mean? :???:

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Damn, I can't believe I've missed this, Steve. :oops:

The as1 is the little mark on the top left and right corners of the windshiels, about 3" down from the top. Aftermarket tint is not supposed to be below that line.
 

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If you live in Texas check with the tint place or local DPS, whats posted above is not correct.

The law says front top of window, AS-1 line or 5" which ever is less.
33% transmission or more and 35% luminous or less for side windows, and I believe the back can be as dark as you want but your rearview mirror must still function.

Oh and RED window tint is ill-eagle.

Can be found in Texas Transportation Code 547.613 Restrictions on windows.
 
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